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#21 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 02:38 PM

For the near term I wanted all the animals in the tank to be from our creek.  So, I'm going to tell myself it came from there with the gravel.

 

Just dropped a deer tick in that I picked off myself, shiner ate it with great enthusiasm.

 

OK, that totally makes sense. I like the hyper local biotope idea.


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#22 Irate Mormon

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:56 PM

I do like MTS - they aerate the substrate and they don't munch on plants.


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#23 Ken Kilby

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:52 PM

Ok, this question sounds kind of dumb to me but I’m asking anyways. Is there some simple way, that I’m overlooking, to “hide” from my fish? When I’m sitting ten feet away I will see some kind of interesting behavior (maybe spawning) and if I try to get closer they quit. They don’t act frightened, just more curious about what the food man is fixing to do.

#24 Irate Mormon

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:43 PM

You can try turning out the room lights.


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#25 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:58 PM

Ok, this question sounds kind of dumb to me but I’m asking anyways. Is there some simple way, that I’m overlooking, to “hide” from my fish? When I’m sitting ten feet away I will see some kind of interesting behavior (maybe spawning) and if I try to get closer they quit. They don’t act frightened, just more curious about what the food man is fixing to do.

 

I used to sit on the opposite side of the room and watch through binoculars... seriously.


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#26 mattknepley

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

Chasmodes needs to answer this question. He gets all kinds of great observations and videos and as near as I can tell, he's pretty darn close to the tanks. As for me I pretty much let myself revel in the interaction with the fishes (even if they're just begging for food) and consider anything natural a bonus if I actually get to see it...
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#27 Ken Kilby

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:20 PM

My aquarium is experiencing a population explosion of snails that is amazing to me.  I have the original rams horn type snail that seems to have stopped growing at about the diameter of a nickel.  Meanwhile,  the trumpet shaped snails seem to increase in size and number by the hour.  There are splotches on the glass that look suspiciously like eggs.  It's kind of interesting.  

 

It seems to be ok for now but there is a noticeable reduction of algae on the rocks and the two stone rollers seem to be taking more of an interest in the flake food.  I'm feeding Tetra Min and a Spiralina based flake food.

 

I explained to my wife about Assassin snails and she peers in and says we are going to need one of those. : )



#28 Ken Kilby

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:31 PM

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#29 mattknepley

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:44 AM

Yup, y'got snails awright...

My experience with them is that it is not a bad thing. Snails are good for clean-up duty and also good as fish chow. And it is kinda interesting to have inverts in the tank, isn't it?
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."



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